Peek-a-boo Valentine Treat Jar
Valentine Treat Jar
These Valentine treat jars are the the most darling way to tell someone “you’re sweet”. I love how simple they are to make, but they don’t look like it! They’re super easy, and don’t take long at all.
- -milk bottles (you could also use mason jars)
- -spray paint (red, pink, or white)
- -vinyl or large sticker or tape heart
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1. Cut out your heart shape. If you have a Silhouette, you can use that to cut one out, or even if you have a heart punch you could use that to carefully punch a piece of painters tape or vinyl if you have it. If you have vinyl (you can buy it at Michael’s, Hobby Lobby, or other craft store), you can also just fold a piece in half and cut out a heart the old-school way! I’ve done that plenty of times, and it totally works.
2. Apply the heart to the front of your bottle or jar, pressing firmly.
3. Turn the jar upside down on top of a board (make sure a tarp is down!), and paint the jar. It works best to do two light coats instead of one thick coat–this prevents running and glopping. You might even need three coats. You can apply a second or third coat before the one before is totally dry. I like to do starting in the afternoon, and apply a coat every hour or so, then let them dry overnight. By morning, I’m ready to fill with candy and deliver if I need to!
4. Once the paint is dry, remove the heart from the bottle. Fill with candy, then tie the tag around the top with ribbon or twine!
You can download the tag below. I printed mine onto kraft card stock, but you could also use white. Print, cut, and then angle the edges a little to make it look like an actual tag shape. Punch a hole in the top! I also like to use distress ink around the edges–it adds dimension and contrast, and I love the way it looks!
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Kierste Wade is a published author, blogger, and mom to six. With more than 20 years DIY and project experience, she has been sharing ideas on her blog since 2009. Focusing on simple and doable projects, she loves to share attainable ideas for all things home, holidays, and family. Kierste has been featured on Better Homes and Gardens, HGTV, American Farmhouse Magazine (print and online) Taste of Home, Country Living, and more.
Is there a size of the heart you used or did you make it freehand.
I cut out a heart on my Silhouette to fit the milk bottle–I believe it was around 2.5 inches tall. You could also free hand it as well!